Thursday, August 2, 2012

College Park Prostitution Sting

Prostitution  sting arrests

A total of 81 people are under arrest as the result of a prostitution sting in College Park hotels that began August 1st.  The Prince George’s County Police District I & IV Special Assignment Teams, Narcotic Enforcement Division & FBI Human Trafficking Unit are collaborating on this enforcement operation. 

The PGPD routinely engages in such crime-fighting efforts against prostitution.  In the current operation, female officers posing as prostitutes engage the would-be johns over the phone after placing fake ads on websites devoted to solicitation.  On Wednesday, in five College Park area hotels, officers arrested 13 men for assignation (the act of meeting up in order to exchange sex for money) and six women on prostitution charges.  Both are misdemeanor offenses in the state of Maryland.  Today, 11 more men were arrested for assignation and six women for prostitution.  All involved are adults.

Prostitution is a gateway to crime

Capt. Leigh Mints said of the operation, “Prostitution is a gateway crime.  It can lead to drugs, robberies and shootings. We want to let everyone know this kind of activity is not something we want in this county and we’re doing all we can to prevent it.” Yesterday the department began the process of criminally charging these individuals:

Arrested August 2nd
  • John Amtequera, 33, of Silver Spring
  • Oscar Benitez, 42, of West Lanham
  • Joseph Cadet, 46, of Beltsville
  • Jamesyin Chi, 42, of Rockville
  • Mahndel Green, 39, of Bowie
  • Mark Hallenman, 55, of Annapolis
  • Niegel Kham, 27, of Beltsville
  • Keith Lambkin, 34, of College Park
  • Asburton Nelson, 50, of Silver Spring
  • Visuas Patel, 42, of Laurel
  • Anig Sawat, 49, of Berwyn, Md.
  • Clifton Stone, 52, of Bladensburg
  • Michael Zeydelis, 40, of Reisterstown
  • Alexis Williams, 29, of Cleveland, OH
  • Channel Karnes, 23, of Orlando, FL
  • Jershelle Bey-Wilson, 24, of Washington, DC
  • Bernadette Harper, 27, of Washington, DC
  • Angela Oladiji, 23, of Washington, DC
  • Gloria Reyes, 42, of Hyattsville
  • Paula Freeman, 54, of Washington, DC
  • Kelie Boler, 20, of Oxon Hill
  • Lateshaw Johnson, 25, of Oxon Hill
  • Shantice Pitts, 22, of Greenbelt
  • Teandrea Degroate, 22, of Gloucester, VA
  • Starlena Burns, 26, Castro Valley, CA
  • Maria Lazoia, 29, of San Pablo, CA
  • Ajay Baluja, 54, Ontario, Canada
  • Davian Bryan, 28, of Hyattsville
  • Carlos Chavez, 29, of Silver Spring
  • Alex Lunking, 28, of Gaithersburg
  • Sergio Morales, 26, of Hyattsville
  • James Moulton, 49, of Falling Water, WV
  • John Perlow, 57, of Haymarket, VA
  • Aristole Quinanola, of Brentwood
  • Mike Razakalalad, 30, of Gaithersburg
  • Erica Rowland, 45, of Bryans Rd, MD
  • Duane Schwartz, 35, of Laurel
  • Biheyra Graham, 19, of Philadelphia, PA
  • Sonya Reynolds, 33, of Santa Fe, NM
Arrested August 3rd
  • David Aguilar, 43, of Wheaton
  • Fransico Alvarado, 24, of Washington, DC
  • Bin Cai, 41, of Highland, MD
  • Michael Cartell, 61, of Upper Marlboro
  • Augustin Deumaga, 45, of Silver Spring
  • Hector Diaz, 33, of Adelphi
  • Dagoberto Espinal, 44, of Stafford, VA
  • Ronald Faulk, 45, of Silver Spring
  • Edgar Flores, 38, of Falls Church, VA
  • John Hawuemale, 50, of Sandy Spring, MD
  • Raphael Herring, 20, of Washington, DC
  • Michael Jackson, 30, of Timonium
  • Aaron Kennel, 30, of Lexington, NC
  • Brian Lauritzen,44, of Rockville
  • Romando Lema,31, of Silver Spring
  • Wilfredo Lovo, 20, of Gaithersburg
  • Brian Maxfield, 32, of Beltsville
  • Maurico Molina, 40, of Lanham
  • Brad Mummaw, 37, of Bladensburg
  • Edwin Osorao, 26, of Beltsville
  • Theadore Pantazes, 38, of Potomac, MD
  • Scheuin Payne, 23, of Riverdale, MD
  • Carlos Pinada, 29, of Temple Hills
  • Stephen Rigelsky, 64, of Brandywine
  • Ponnu Satheesh, 40, of Hyattsville
  • Ricardo Smith, 25, of Beltsville
  • Adam Thapa, 26, of Hyattsville
  • Derrick Wallace, 35, of District Heights
  • William Wallish, 57, of Silver Spring
  • Alexis Williams, 29, Cleveland, OH
  • Channel Karnes, 23, Orlando, FL
  • Gloria Reyes, 42, Hyattsville, MD
  • Jershelle Bey-Wilson, 24, Washington, DC
  • Bernadette Harper, 27, Washington, DC
  • Angela Oladiji, 22, Washington, DC
  • Paula Freeman, 54, Washington, DC
  • Starlena Burns, 26, Castro Valley, CA
  • Maria Lazoia, 29, San Pablo, CA
  • Shantice Pitts, 22, Greenbelt, MD
  • Teandrea Degroate, 21, Gloucester, VA
  • Kelie Boler, 20, Oxon Hill, MD
  • Lateshaw Johnson, 25, Oxon Hill, MD
The Prince George’s County Police Department encourages motel and hotel management to cooperate with police and to report observed illegal activities.  As is always the case, callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.


Al Jones said...

Great job guys and girls. keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

did they go to jail...

Anonymous said...

did they go to jail...

Anonymous said...

what happen to Biheyra Graham, 19, of Philadelphia, PA she is my x... My email is TIMAPRILLOVE@YAHOO.COM Please relpy Thank You...

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